Covid Exposures Send Puerto Rico Governor To Quarantine And Kamala Harris To Cancel Events
Covid-19 is not going anywhere anytime soon. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Sen. Kamala Harris are learning that first-hand. Vázquez Garced was potentially exposed to the deadly virus while Harris’ campaign is reacting with caution and care.
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced is quarantining following a possible Covid exposure.
Gov. Vázquez Garced is quarantining after a possible exposure after coming back from a trip to New York City. The governor met with Health Secretary Lorenzo González to go over any changes to her Covid executive order. The order is set to expire on Friday and includes a curfew every night as well as a mask mandate for the entire island. González tested positive for Covid after the meeting.
The governor has tested negative but is taking proper precautions to limit the spread.
The governor is quarantining and will be working remotely until the appropriate time has passed. Puerto Rico has experienced a slow decrease in cases and deaths from Covid but health experts are not relaxing. Medical professionals are concerned that the upcoming holidays will prove to be a problem. Experts worry that Halloween and Thanksgiving gatherings on the island will lead to spikes across the island in Covid cases.
Sen. Harris’ campaign had to cancel travel plans after a staffer tested positive.
Two people tested positive, a senior aide and a non-staff crew member of a plane. The senator’s campaign offered a look into what transparency, accountability, and responsibility around the virus looks like. The campaign immediately canceled engagement and came forward to the public about the viral infections on staff.
The difference in response between Harris’ campaign and Trump’s was not unnoticed by the public.
President Trump has downplayed the virus since the beginning. The president continued that rhetoric even after becoming infected telling people not to worry and to get out there. Harris’ campaign rang the alarm that two people who had not had close contact to the VP nominee. Harris continues to update supporters on her condition on social media.